All Girls Tournament 2014

Our annual Berkeley Chess School All Girls Tournament was held on January 18th at Hillside School in Berkeley with 30 of our students participating. Elizabeth Shaughnessy, BCS Founder and President, and Uyanga Byambaa, FIDE Master and BCS Instructor, hosted the festivities. See our article to read more about this fun and exciting event. Our annual [...]

October 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Berkeley students shine at Super States!

Adrian Kondakov took the K-3 Champion section by Storm! scoring a remarkable 5/6 going undefeated! Adrian only conceded two draws both of which was to higher rated players. This was enough to secure First Place on Tie breakers. Adrian is now the K-3 State champion! Special mention to Christopher Seo who placed 7th, as well [...]

October 10th, 2014|Blog, News|0 Comments

BCS Whiz Kids Compete at Elite World Tournament

Two East Bay children, 7 and 10, take on the world in chess - and come back with lasting friendships Berkeley, January 30, 2014 -- While most of their classmates were preparing to enjoy the holidays stateside, two top-rated young Berkeley Chess School students and their mothers were busy planning the journey of a lifetime: [...]

February 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

BCS Alum Makes National Master

At a USCF-rated chess tournament in Rochester, New York last November, BCS alumnus and former chess teacher David Petty quietly achieved a lifetime goal: the prestigious title of National Master. David, who started chess at Kensington Elementary at the age of six, recently shared some of the challenges he's encountered on the way to his [...]

January 22nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments
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